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I haven't been blogging for a long time but decided this might be a good time to start again. This is because I do think it is an interesting topic and I haven't heard of 'World Mental Health Day' before until last week!
I do think that it is meaningful and important for everyone to be aware about this day so negative perceptions on mental health can be changed in the community. Having heard about and talked to friends who are suffering from depression and mental health issues makes…Continue
I wanted to write something about depression and mental health but I wasn't exactly sure what to write about.
As a science journalist, I am concerned about what kind of care and support there is in the community. As a writer, I touch on depression in my stories quite often because I want the stigma surrounding it and other mental health issues to go away.
As a person, I want to know what I can do to feel better and to heal. As a…
**One in five Australians will experience mental illness this year**
10 October 2012 is World Mental Health Day (WMHD).
Can you believe those statistics? How does it make you feel? What are your thoughts on WMHD? What are your thoughts on the mental health care system? Why do you think so many Australians suffer? Have you any…Continue
R U OK? day focusses on raising awareness on isolation and it's prevention via a focus on connection and the empowerment of…Continue
A few weeks ago my partner had a freak accident. He fell over whilst walking to the toilet and slammed his head on the tiles (most of our house has slate tiled over a cement floor).
I had found him lying flat on his back not breathing. He really wasn’t. I realised this as I knelt down next to him and watched his chest, not rising.
It’s weird what goes through your head at that moment in time. I don’t even really know myself. Be it your whole life with that person flashing…Continue
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After a lot of blood, sweat and tears…actually there were no tears that I know of…the Ebook as a result of the first Emergen Blogging for a Cause (BFAC) event – an International Women’s Day tribute – has been published online.
I believe that it is fundamentally your choice as to whether you support a cause or not. I believe it is your right to say "No".
But I also believe that if you say "No" then you shouldn't hide behind a myth, a logical fallacy, an assumption or mistaken belief.
So this post has three purposes: 1) To help you say "No" if that is exactly what you want to do; 2) to help those of you who weren't so sure if their support would or could make a difference,…Continue
When the invitation was waved in front of my nose, to blog for International Women's Day (if I hadn't jumped in willingly, I am sure Janine Ripper would have twisted my arm or blackmailed me somehow), I was excited but I felt at a loss.
I don't think gender should be an issue - as in that it is such an accepted part of life that it ceases to be part of what identifies you unless you wish it to be. And so, I wondered, "What am I going to discuss?" especially as I…Continue
The Silent Heroines
The most inspirational woman and heroine in my life is the Hon. Kyatuheire Jacqueline, a Ugandan woman member of Parliament and Founder of St. Teresa Girls' College. With great vision she mobilized her…Continue